Lahta language

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Native to Burma
Region Southern Shan State
Ethnicity Kayan
Native speakers
13,500 (2010)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
kxk – Zayein
kvt – Lahta
Glottolog zaye1235[2]

Lahta, or Zayein,[3] is a Karen language of Burma.


Lahta is spoken in:

Zayein is spoken in between Mobye and Phekon towns in southern Shan State. Zayein may be a dialect of Lahta.


  1. ^ Zayein at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Zayein Karen". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Hammarström (2015) Ethnologue 16/17/18th editions: a comprehensive review: online appendices